The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today
Is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips
Then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle.
That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.

What if I stumble?
What if I fall?

Is this one for the people?
Is this one for the Lord?
Or do I simply serenade for things I must afford?
You can jumble them together, my conflict still remains
Holiness is calling, in the midst of courting fame

Cause I see the trust in their eyes
Though the sky is falling
They need Your love in their lives
Compromise is calling

[Chorus]
What if I stumble, what if I fall?
What if I lose my step and I make fools of us all?
Will the love continue when my walk becomes a crawl?
What if I stumble, and what if I fall?

What if I stumble, what if I fall?
You never turn in the heat of it all
What if I stumble, what if I fall?

Father please forgive me for I can not compose
The fear that lives within me
Or the rate at which it grows
If struggle has a purpose
On the narrow road you've carved
Why do I dread my trespasses will leave a deadly scar

Do they see the fear in my eyes?
Are they so revealing?
This time I cannot disguise
All the doubt I'm feeling

[Chorus]

What if I stumble?
Everyone's got to crawl when you know that
You're up against a wall, it's about to fall
Everyone's got to crawl when you know that (2x)

I hear You whispering my name [You say]
"My love for You will never change" [never change]

[Chorus: x2]

What if I stumble, what if I fall?
You never turn in the heat of it all
What if I stumble, what if I fall?
You are my comfort, and my God

Is this one for the people, is this one for the Lord?


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What If I Stumble Lyrics as written by Toby Mckeehan Daniel Joseph

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    Why should Christians walk the Christian walk and talk the talk....around other Christians but not around non-Christians. I know it can be hard sometimes, but you have no choice if you want to live a lfe for Jesus.

    bigfootluvuon March 15, 2002   Link
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    right on brother..

    spankdownon March 21, 2002   Link
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    every church that i've been to has severly hurt mr and it's caused me to become angry at God several times. someone please help me. i need to talk this out with a true christian and i don't now where to go... contact me at Nakajima85@hotmail.com

    nakajima85on April 25, 2002   Link
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    This is a song about the Christian walk and how sometimes we may stumble away from God, but when we do we should just pick ourselves up and keep on going. This is an excellent song, which many people, including myself, can relate to. The quote from Brennan Manning at the beginning is very unforgettable, yet unforunately very true. As a side note, at the dcTalk solo concert I attended, Toby said that when he wrote the song he should have written, "What when I stumble?", because everybody stumbles at least once during their life.

    wisewhizon April 29, 2002   Link
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    This must have been a hard song to write.

    kevveron May 12, 2002   Link
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    This song is really good, there are so many questions in th lyrics and it really questions my life and my actions and helps me get life in focus when it all goes wrong :)

    AlphAon July 01, 2002   Link
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    great song...i was 6 when this album came out...and i still know every word on the cd hehe...i love DCTalk...they really address christian issues and make u think

    rawkerchic182on May 10, 2003   Link
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    this song freikin rox the house i love it

    creed_stnd03on May 25, 2004   Link
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    sux they split up since they aint gunna be at creation!! :-'(

    christianlovingodon June 14, 2004   Link
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    Yet another amazing DC Talk song. This is so true, really makes you think of how you live your Christian life.

    Anraon October 10, 2004   Link

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